The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Janna Hotson as President and CEO of the Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge, and the North Renfrew Family Health Team, effective April 2021.
Janna holds a Registered Nurse designation, as well as a Masters Degree in Health Administration, and is a Certified Healthcare Executive. Over her tenure at DRDH she has held several positions of increasing leadership, including her current role as Vice-President of Clinical Services, Chief Nursing Executive, and Long-Term Care Administrator. During this year, Janna has also acted as COVID-19 Response Team Lead, navigating the organization through the current pandemic, and has proven to be well qualified to fulfil the President and CEO position.
Current President and CEO, Richard Bedard, announced his retirement from the Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge, and the North Renfrew Family Health Team in the spring of 2021. Richard will be leaving the organization after a 33-year career in health care, including serving as President and CEO of DRDH for the last five years. Under his leadership, the organization underwent significant transformation and integration, which has positioned DRDH well to continue providing excellent, compassionate health care into the future.
The recruitment process for our President and CEO was conducted by a Selection Committee of the DRDH Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is very pleased with the results of this recruitment process, and extends a warm welcome to Janna as she assumes the position of President and CEO. In the New Year, Janna will be assuming a Senior Vice President role to facilitate the transition.
The Board of Directors expresses their gratitude and appreciation for all that Richard has contributed throughout his tenure with the organization, and wishes him well in his upcoming retirement.
Please join me in congratulating Janna Hotson on her appointment as President and CEO.
Christopher Carroll, CPA
Chair of the Board of Directors
Deep River and District Hospital, Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care, North Renfrew Family Health Team